• April 22, 2016

Don Glickstein

Don Glickstein

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Don Glickstein’s history writing on topics ranging from Mark Twain to the Vietnam War have appeared in the Journal of the American Revolution, Columbia, Washington Magazine, Oregonian, La Posta, and historylink.org. He began his career as a reporter on daily newspapers, including the Buffalo Courier-Express, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (Dover) Delaware State News, and New Bedford Standard-Times. His writing won awards from the National Press Club, Washington Press Association, and Education Writers Association, among others. After leaving journalism, he was campaign press secretary for the late Washington Gov. Booth Gardner, and he worked in the Gardner administration before returning to his home in Seattle. In 2013, he retired early from a third career in public relations and crisis communication at the nation’s largest consumer-governed healthcare system. His passion for the Revolution began as a child growing up in Massachusetts and New York’s Mohawk Valley—the site of intense fighting after the York Town surrender. In Boston, while his mother shopped at Filene’s Basement, the author, then 10, would wander through the Old Granary Burying Ground with the graves of Sam Adams and John Hancock, or stray down the street to the site of the Boston Massacre in front of the Old State House.